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Marianne Moore Quotes

Birth Date: 1887-11-15 (Tuesday, November 15th, 1887)
Date of Death: 1972-02-05 (Saturday, February 5th, 1972)



    • War is pillage versus resistance and if illusions of magnitude could be transmuted into ideals of magnanimity, peace might be realized.
    • O to be a dragon, a symbol of the power of Heaven - of silkworm size or immense; at times invisible. Felicitous phenomenon!
    • A writer is unfair to himself when he is unable to be hard on himself.
    • You are not male nor female, but a plan deep-set within the heart of man.
    • that which is impossible to force, it is impossible to hinder.
    • I, too, dislike it: there are things that are important beyond all this fiddle. Reading it, however, with a perfect contempt for it, one discovers in it after all, a place for the genuine.
    • The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence; not in silence, but restraint.
    • This is a strange fraternity - these sea lions and land lions, land unicorns and sea unicorns; the lion civilly rampant, tame and concessive like the long-tailed bear of Ecuador - the lion standing up against this screen of woven air which is the forest: the unicorn also, on its hind legs in reciprocity.
    • So wary as to disappear for centuries and reappear but never caught, the unicorn has been preserved by an unmatched device wrought like the work of expert blacksmiths ...
    • He's not out seeing a sight but the rock crystal thing to see - the startling El Greco brimming with inner light - that covets nothing that it has let go. This then you may know as the hero.
    • What is our innocence, what is our guilt? All are naked, none is safe.
    • Beauty is everlasting and dust is for a time.
    • Some speak of things we know, as new; And you, of things unknown as things forgot.
    • We Call Them the Brave who likely were reluctant to be brave.
    • What of it? We call them brave perhaps? Yes; what if the time should come when no one will fight for anything and there's nothing of worth to save.
    • Maine should be pleased that its animal is not a waverer, and rather than fight, lets the primed quill fall. Shallow oppressor, intruder, insister, you have found a resister.
    • A symbol from the first, of mastery, experiments such as Hippocrates made and substituted for vague speculation stayed the ravages of plague.
    • Staff and effigy of the animal which by shedding its skin is a sign of renewal - the symbol of medicine.
    • The problems is mastered - insupportably tiring when it was impending. Deliverance accounts for what sounds like axiom. The Gordian knot need not be cut.
    • Love, ah Love, when your slipknot's drawn, One can but say, 'Farewell, good sense.'
    • We are what we were at birth, and each trait has remained in conformity with earth's and with heaven's logic: Be the devil's tool, resort to black magic, None can diverge from the ends which Heaven foreordained.
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